What are the differences between Amazon Drive and Wasabi?

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Let us understand the concepts of Wasabi and Amazon Drive before learning the differences between them.

Amazon Drive

Amazon is one of the most used online retail businesses started in the year 1994 as an online bookstore. Now it has become the world’s one of the largest online retail businesses that is spread in almost all countries of the world. This transformation is due to the strategic planning & strategic execution by the Amazon team over a period of more than 20 years.

Amazon followed the strategies given below to improve the business −

  • Strategy

  • Execution

  • Culture

  • Structure

Amazon Drive, called Amazon Cloud Drive is a cloud storage application which is managed by Amazon. The service offers by Amazon cloud drive is secure cloud storage, file backup, file sharing, and Photo printing

The Amazon cloud drive gives only 5 GB data for storage at initial level. After they charge as per their conditions they can take an additional charge of USD 0.50 per year for extra GB storage to the Amazons Clouds.

Amazon announced the storage service in the year 2011, with the help of Amazon drive the files and folders can be transferred and managed from multiple devices including web browsers, desktop applications, mobiles, and tablets.


The advantages of Amazon Drive are as follows −

  • It is very simple to use.

  • Amazon Drive can be accessed from any device that is connected to the internet.

  • It has the support of Amazon.

  • Good storage space.


The disadvantages of Amazon Drive are as follows −

  • Expand the space for free users.

  • It is good if it has an option to edit files in the cloud.


Wasabi is a hot cloud storage company. It delivers fast, low-cost, and reliable cloud storage. Generally, the Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage is 1/5 the price of Amazon S3 and faster than the competition with no fees for API requests.

Wasabi Cloud Storage where one size fits all cloud object storage service which satisfies all storage performance requirements. Generally the Hot cloud storage costs less than cold storage service and is faster than traditional frequent-access storage services.


The applications of Wasabi are as follows −

  • Web and mobile apps

  • Agile development and testing

  • Big data and analytics

  • Commercial software


The features of Wasabi are as follows −

  • Ultra-low-cost pricing

  • Industry-leading performance

  • Extreme data durability

  • Comprehensive access controls and data encryption

  • Amazon S3-compatible API

  • Intuitive browser-based interface


The advantages of Wasabi are as follows −

  • No equipment to buy or manage

  • Pay-as-you-grow scalability

  • Inherent resiliency and data integrity

  • Easy to use and administer

  • No vendor lock-in


The disadvantages of Wasabi are as follows −

  • Only one data centre

  • There is no ecosystem surrounding

  • The amount we need to pay for uploading 1TB or 1KB is the same.


The major differences between Amazon Drive and Wasabi are as follows −

Amazon DriveWasabi
Amazon Drive was launched in the year 2011 by Amazon.
Wasabi is owned by Wasabi incorporation in 2017
Amazon Drive offer 5 GB free storage space
Wasabi does not offer free storage space
Amazon Drive offers 30 TB maximum storage space for paid.
Wasabi maximum storage size is unlimited
Amazon Drive provides file hosting service and cloud storage service.
Wasabi provides file hosting service and cloud storage service.
Amazon Drive allows maximum file size is 2GB can upload through the web and 50 GB through drive application.
The maximum file size is not restricted in Wasabi.
Amazon Drive has developer API
Wasabi supports developer API.
Amazon Drive has band-width limit
Wasabi does not have a band-width limit.
Amazon Drive is used in all countries except Mexico and China.
Wasabi is used worldwide.
Updated on 21-Mar-2022 10:31:11